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players in washington. nancy pelosi wants to keep your job is democratic house leader michael yaki coming up next [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >> more on our big political stories president obama held his first news conference today. since winning reelection this, as physical crisis looms he says most americans agree with them that there should be no tax cuts for the wealthy. he also talked tough on the deadly american consulate attacking libya the growing scandal which led to the resignation of the cia director and halted the promotion of a four-star general now, the woman who has helped shed light on its all is how finding herself under scrutiny 72 year-old democrat house leader nancy pelosi wants to keep her job she is responding to questions about being too old. first, let us hear about president obama is press conference
democratic leader nancy pelosi says she won't budge when it comes to tax hikes for the wealthy, putting her directly at odds with house speaker john boehner. >> could you accept a deal that does not include tax rate increases for the wealthy? we've seen talk about a possible compromise that could leave rates the same but cap deductions for high-income earners. is that something that's acceptable? >> no. >> not at all no, way? >> no. the preponderance made it very clear in his campaign that there are not enough -- what you just described is a formula and a blueprint for hampering our future. you cannot go forward -- you have to cut some investments. if you cut too many you are hampering growth, you're hampering education, investments for the future. >> and even thousands of miles away it appears president obama is still focused on those negotiations. while touring a royal monastery with secretary of state clinton in thailand the president was overheard mentioning the budget talks to a monk. the president later clarified his comments -- >> he's not any monk. >> no. >> he has some big i vestme
to predict a winner? >> i am not. >> and what is nancy pelosi going to do for the rest of her life? >> i'm going to call my lifeline. right now all eyes are on nancy pelosi. about a week and a half ago, mr. pelosi announced that the democratic leadership and elections for house were going to be moved to after thanksgiving. the house republican leadership elections in the senate and the democratic and republican leadership elections are all going to be next week. this is traditionally when things happen. the fact that she set this off a couple of weeks led to speculation that she wanted to see how the election would turn out, she wanted to have some time to we whether she would even retire or resign after winning her seat on tuesday. there was a lot of speculation that pelosi would leave immediately after the 2010 election. she moved up the elections to cut back on the amount of time that people would be able to organize against her. she ultimately made a bid for the majority leader, but lost ultimately. there was a lot of consternation among democrats. democrats wanted a little more soul
's a fantastic achievement senate and nancy pelosi was totally right to congratulate that. but what was interesting she pointed out we had to go further. >> in "park lane" you go back to world war i. toll us about that. >> that was a seminal moment of change for women's rights. there was the suffrage -- the women's suffrage campaign was really reaching the height. they were burning down buildings, chaining themselves to railings. one went and slashed a painting, but when the war came this was the real moment in which came into their open own because the men went off to fight and the women stepped into men's jobs. this was tremendously empowering for them. they were driving ambulances at the front, some were even going into the trenches and administering care. >> you said there was somewhat of a sexual revolution. >> there was. i feel a sexual revolution is very emancipating for women. but what happens, the soldiers were fighting in france, they were so close they could get to england for a week or two and the duty to remain a virgin until you got married became outweighed to give ev
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